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“Quaint location and friendly staff!” 3 of 5 stars
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Solvang Inn and Cottages
2.0 of 5 Inn   |   1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Solvang B&B and Inns
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“Quaint location and friendly staff!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived at the inn, the lady on reception was really friendly and gave us some good advice for our travels. The room was basic and quite expensive compared to some of our other accommodation during our travels. The location was great. I liked the quaint town and it felt very safe. You get a complimentary breakfast at Olsen's bakery (a pastry and hot drink). The pastries were big and very tasty. The area itself is very quiet at night; we arrived about 9pm and not much was open.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spacious room in the centre of town. Breakfast was at Olsens which was a pastry and hot drink - started the day nicely. Wasn't keen on Solvang itself - bit tacky. If I was doing the trip again would skip Solvang altogether

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I wanted to take a few days to get away san kiddos. We chose Solvang (central coast valley) on a whim since we'd never been to the area. The inn is small, but charming and well kept up. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The only downside is with a small place like this they don't stay open 24/7. No resturant on site and no room service. The only meal available is the continental breakfast offered 8-10am. Which isn't anything too fancy. Some pre-packaged danishes, a few cold cereal options and coffee. The staff is warm and helpful. The inn is really close walking distance to the downtown/tourist places with endless stores to walk in and out off and some pretty great restaurants.

Stayed August 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Basic rooms. Good location. Clean and friendly staff. Pool is nice. Breakfast is a pastry and coffee across the street. Was able to walk around Solvang from the hotel. Enjoyed all the shops and the book store. People were friendly in town. I would go to the small Hans Christian Anderson museum.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First of all, the desk staff were really nice and the location is great. It is really easy to walk to all the stores and restaurants. The downside is that the room was pretty small and dark. There was only one lamp between the beds and one by the table, so it was hard to see at night. The room was clean, but I wasn't really impressed by any other aspect of the room. They did have a nice pool, but it was very cold. The sign looks like it says heated pool, but it was definitely not heated. For breakfast, they give you a coupon to get a pastry and either milk or coffee at Olsen's across the street. The pastries are really good but not very filling, so if you like saving money by staying at places with a free breakfast you might be a little disappointed. Overall, I loved the location but I will stay somewhere else next time because I didn't like the room.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingman, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great location. Older than some, but clean and comfortable. The only minor problem is slow internet. The on site management is helpful and friendly. The pool is nice, and centrally located. A good value for the area.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

For the price paid, we expected more. But this was a basic room with just enough to get by. The best part was very comfortable bed and pillows--one of the most comfortable, in fact. The bad part was the strong paint smell...management should have paid a little more for the eco-friendly paint. We barely could stay in the room. My nose started running and my husband felt light headed. All that toxic stuff can't be healthy. Thank goodness we only stayed one night and we could hardly wait to hit the road the very next day.

Unfortunately, there was a huge fire and we were stuck in traffic for almost 2 hrs. Had we had arrived sooner, we might have been able to change rooms, but it was sold out and we were the last ones to check in.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Solvang Inn and Cottages

Address: 1518 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Location: United States > California > Solvang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Solvang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Solvang Inn and Cottages 2*
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